Berkeley Schools are experiencing a time of many exciting developments and student successes, along with budget challenges and inequality in student progress that need close attention, Superintendent Evans said in his State of the District presentation last week.
Dr. Evans spoke of the upcoming inauguration of the “Universal 9th Grade” program at BHS. “It’s really an exciting time,” he said. “This is a big change for Berkeley High.”
He said he strives to keep the big picture in mind, while seeking to make sure that we address all students’ needs.
“Your children are our children,” he said to the parents in audience at the District Board Room. “When you go home, you think about your child. When I go home, I think about 10,000.”
“When I look at BUSD,” he continued, “I see the success. But I don’t [just] focus on the success. I focus on what we can do better.”
More information can be found in Dr. Evan’s slide presentation. Following Dr. Evans, BUSD’s Director of Programs and Special Projects Patricia Saddler gave two presentations – on our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and on the California Dashboard assessment of BUSD.
A recording of the State of the District presentation is available on the BUSD YouTube Channel.